Lax building permit oversights

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Thousands of building permits issued by the city of Toronto remain open with no final inspection to show the work was performed properly or safely, according to a city auditor's report.

The report by Auditor General Jeff Griffiths says more than 146,000 building permits remain open — some stretching back as far as 1975 —  for construction and renovation jobs around the city.

You can click here to read the city auditor general's report into problems with the city's building permit process.